Gibson SG's with Ebony boards....which years?

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  1. clay49

    clay49 Silver Supporting Member

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    I've seen SG's with Ebony fingerboards...does anyone know certain model runs (the years produced) for these? I've seen some white SG's with the ebony boards, which is mainly where my interests lie...
     
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    In the late 60s, I picked up a used white '61 or '62 SG Custom with a "Fretless Wonder" ebony neck, & another new mahogany stained version of the same guitar around '71. I don't, however, know about the production runs.
     
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    The models I have seen have been recent Gibson USA issues (within the last 15 years or so), not Custom Shop/Historic. I would think that an original 62, or even a '71 would be way out of the range I would care to offer up for one!
     
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    The Gothics, the Menace, and Voodoo all had macassar ebony, IIRC. The SG Supreme has ebony as well.
     
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    My 2002 Faded has an ebony board.
     
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    I have a 2007 SG Standard from the GOTW series that has an ebony board.
     
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    Mine did as well. Also had killer half moon inlays. I never should have sold that guitar!
     
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    I'm sure as hell not selling mine. It's also a single piece body. Not getting those from Gibson at $599 anymore.

    * disclaimer: I don't know or care if it does or doesn't affect tone. But it does look nice.
     
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    The Gibson SG Goddess had it.
     
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    This thread is relevant to my interests
     
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    Which one do you not care affecting your tone...ebony fretboard or one-piece body? I'm sure the ebony board gives the tone a more snappy response....
     
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    The one piece body
     
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    It does. I've owned a rosewood board SG Standard and now own an ebony board SG (white one) and it's definitely snappier/faster. Also a tiny bit brighter sounding.
     
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    Horses for courses, I guess. I just worked on a customer's 2000-something Faded SG and it had a very thick ebony board, which I thought sort of choked out the mids in the tone and some of the 3D vibe-iness of the repsonse, and just made it too linear sounding, and less growly somehow. It was, however, very snappy and bright. Don't get me wrong, I want an SG with an ebony board too, but if you have the time, my advice is always (always) play 10 of them and get the best one.
     
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    Every year it seems Gibson/Gibson Custom produce certain SGs with ebony boards. They are not rare.
     
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    Resurrect...

    Just got a '93 Standard with a board that absolutely must be ebony. It's consistently black throughout. Cannot wait to plug this thing in and let my Iommi rip.
     
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    2011 SG Junior. Has baked maple, but it should have ebony with binding...
     
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    Firebrands have them too.
     

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